A self-proclaimed music curator, Scott Vener is the man behind the music of the hit shows Entourage, How To Make It In America and 90210, to name a few.
He is also an avid poker player, securing his first cash of the summer by winning his first table in Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Vener is still alive here in this event, and we caught up with him for a quick chat prior to the restart of Day 2 to talk poker and music.
We know you as the man behind the music on Entourage. Are you involved in the movie that is due out next summer?
Yes. Actually we have three pick-up days that are shooting and the movie will be wrapped but I have already started working on it.
Poker players love the poker scene from series. Is there more poker in the movie?
Not this time. I wish. I was actually in that scene. It was Nick’s [Cassavetes] idea to do that scene.
Did you play poker on the set? Were you even on the set?
I’m not normally on the set. I’m a post-production person, so once they shoot everything I go to work and get involved.
I haven’t actually played as much poker over the last year and a half as I normally do.
Why? Just too busy?
Yeah. I am trying to launch my music app, Musaic. I have been working really hard on it and it’s really exciting. We will be doing an official launch soon.
How did you get involved playing poker?
The truth is I was at a party with a friend of mine and we were drinking. After 2 a.m. you can’t drink anywhere in L.A. and he suggested we go play poker. I didn’t even know there were casinos in L.A. So we went, I bought in for $100 and was hooked ever since. It was soon after that when I started learning the game.
Do you play in any of the infamous Hollywood cash games?
I don’t really play too many big cash games. I just play kind of small. I really like tournament poker more than cash games. So I mostly stick with that.
Check out the full interview at PokerNews.com.